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Youmacon Battle Opera - CoCo Status Updates

11/3/2012 5:00 pm - FreeSuper comments
Fresh from the news feed of CoCo Chief Schatt Multz' smartyphone...
Stardate 20120311, Currently at Youmacon. Surrounded by Narutards under heavy Jutsu.

- SFx50Yen still in winners. Needs to win one more for top 8 in TTT2

- Jansauer currently holding 9th place in Soul Calibur V
- CoCo| DMG| MCZ Blacktastic in the commentary booth with UltraDavid all day! Faces his first loss at the hands of Filipino Champ! Finishes the day in Top 16 for UMvC3.

- CoCo| OMGitzAndre SF4AE record ends at 2 wins and 2 losses. In UMvC3 he qualifies in Top8 for the finals on Sunday. Qualifying in the Losers Bracket.

- CoCo| Play1ng2W1n (also known as Schatt Multz) advances to Sunday's Top 8 in SF4AE. Qualifies in Losers for his pool. Contenders in P2W's pool include: Filipino Champ, CORN| Antwan Ortiz, DMG| IPeru, TFA| Checkmate, Baka and EG| Justin Wong

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June 24th Results

6/25/2012 12:09 pm - PlayingToW1N comments
Here are the full results from yesterdays Console Combat Monthly - June 2012 Edition.  Match videos will be uploaded later this week. For now you can view the tournament archive at www.twitch.tv/consolecombat.  In case you missed the action, we will also have a brief write-up of the highlights when the videos are posted.  
Street Fighter 3rd Strike
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Singles
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Teams
The King of Fighters XIII
Mortal Kombat
Super Turbo
Tekken 6
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Virtua Fighter 5
Soul Calibur 5  
Street Fighter 3rd Strike
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Singles
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Teams
The King of Fighters XIII
Mortal Kombat
Super Turbo
Tekken 6
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Virtua Fighter 5
Soul Calibur 5

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Console Combat Monthly - June Edition!

6/21/2012 9:21 pm - PlayingToW1N comments
Another Console Combat Monthly is upon us.  Full details here. 
Click the link to see the schedule.

Here is the schedule for the day!
Schedule For June 24th, 2012 Hosts: Matt Shultz (PLAYING TO W1N) and Manny Patron (FreeSuper) Media design and consulting: Rob Khonsu and i208.net Stream and technical consultant: Brett Ferlin Console Combat is collectively run by the Cleveland FGC!  We could not do this without the support of the community and its active members! What: Console Combat Monthly! When: June 24th, 2012, Doors open at 11 am. See below for tournament start times. Where: The Fox and Hound in Parma, Ohio             8735 Day Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, 44129 (map)            Please patronize the Fox and Hound.  Please, NO Outside Food or Drink. Support us and the venue!
Stream: Hit the tab on the main page or go to our twitch tv stream here. RSVP: Faceb...

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We aren't alone in being game enthusiasts!

6/18/2012 12:20 pm - FreeSuper comments
I have now lived in Cleveland, Ohio for several years and every year since about 2008, I constantly kept forgetting to attend an event hosted by one of the few independent gaming retailers in the county with an actual physical store for all of us to visit called the Video Game Connection. But not this year! This hosted event is called the Cleveland Classic Console and Arcade Gaming Show or CCAG for short and is being held this Saturday June 23. Only one day prior to our very own tournament of the Fox and Hound on June 24. Turn a sweaty and boring weekend into a weekend festival of gaming! Old and new! Fighting and friends or even fighting your friends!

The address of this event is at 22001 Brookpark Rd 44126. Click here for a google map!

Here's the list of events going on for us more competative minded folk!

Tournament Games:

XBOX 360 - Soul Calibur V
Arcade - Robotron - Top Score
Super Nintendo - ...

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Monday Night Money Party - 50 Turns! For Men Only!

6/12/2012 1:08 pm - FreeSuper1 comments
For anyone not familiar with Console Combat and our monthly tournaments, we also do a smaller less serious stream. It is conveniently located on our tab bar. This is the weekly stream where our local crew comes together and trains up in the grand buffet of fighting games that are available out there in videogameland. Last night on June 11, however, we took things on a slightly different direction.

In the RED corner we have our Challenger. Mad jive-talker, bullseye rock tosser, and newfound fitness guru, Butch "One-Punch" Hankus.

In the BLUE corner we have our defending Champion. A silent but powerful striker, he will take out your legs and crush your head at a moment's notice. John "Mr. Sakazaki" Golden!

What ensued was FOUR HOURS of the most intense and riveting Mario Party 3 bouts that anyone has witnessed in over a decade of this game's existence. Many coins were shaken down from the combatants and ma...

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Anatomy of Hype

6/1/2012 3:25 pm - FreeSuper comments
About a year ago, Patrick Miller posted an excellent story talking of his time with fighting games, the excitement of watching and playing these games in a tournament setting, and why every fighting fan should go to EVO when it comes back to the spotlight this July. It reminisces some of the good times of EVO 2011 and touches on what first-time visitors can expect once touching down in Las Vegas. If you have a few minutes, pour a cup of coffee and give this article some of your time. It's a great perspective on the scene and why we care about this event so dearly when it summertime arrives every year.

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SFxT: Save Scumming our Bank Accounts

3/5/2012 10:47 am - FreeSuper comments
As an old salty man in the world of videogames. I've had slight suspicion when on the debut of this Street Fighter X Tekken, Capcom began heavily promoting the PS3 version of the game with near no attention being paid to the x360. Capcom is so sleazy it is nothing less than genius, this statement is right from their own blog.

Fortunately (or not so), Capcom has finally confirmed that all the DLC content that we will be paying for in the future is already on the retail disc! On top of it all Sony awarded Capcom an enormous MoneyHat in order to make their systems have exclusivity of the extra DOZEN characters locked away exclusively for their Vita platform. Do know that the Sony Vita is a handheld game system that no respectable player is able to use for competitve play. For the next six months, a full quarter of the cast is locked way with no way to access them through not-so nefarious means. The gimmick behind the Vita exclusivity is that if you buy the Vita version, they al...

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The Crass Assault Show

2/28/2012 6:54 pm - FreeSuper1 comments
Giant Bomb has a pretty good summary of the debacle that is happening in regards to this Cross Assault reality show that is supposed to showcase both Capcom's new fighting game and the spirit of the community surrounding it.

It's a total quagmire.

It's also really disturbing how much Capcom waited to act upon learning of the happenings of the reality show they are sponsoring.
For those that want to see some of the highlights regarding what led up to the incident there is a link to a video at the end of this article. Keep in mind that the video only highlights Day One.

When I was in community college, we got a talk from an assistant director on a bunch of reality shows regarding the production of them and how they manage everything. One of the least mentioned facts about their production is that they have a veritable army of behind the scenes people for contestant welfare. Reality shows can really screw with peoples' minds. Tempers flare and ...

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On this Day in Fighting History

12/15/2011 1:22 pm - FreeSuper1 comments
Takashi Nishiyama spent a not insignificant amount of his career basically creating SNK's fighting game repertoire, but this article on 1up also has a lot of classic Capcom information as well. There was a lot of information there that I was ashamed not to know. This has erased some of my shame for the day and I found this article absolutely fascinating!!
Nishiyama has been in this job for so long and has been so silent that this piece filled in a lot of missing pieces about the history of the fighting genre from both Capcom and SNK.

But (for me) every answer it provided created another question. For instance, Nishiyama notes that when SNK was bought out by UEC there were over 600 people in development alone. Mistranlation? What could SNK be doing at the time that needed 600 people? The NeoGeo Pocket?

Nishiyama also mentions future Dimps IP, I fancy the idea of an SNK vs Dimps in the future, whichever form it may take (no idea which genres they're going f...

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KOFXIIIcs Console Changes Part 4 (Final Cut!)

11/2/2011 8:53 am - FreeSuper7 comments
Welcome ladies and germs to the fourth and final edition of the KOFXIIIcs updates     System Changes
-Backstep turns to aerial state in 1 frame. Backstepping can be used as a way to evade attacks on wakeup.
-The guard meter's recovery timing and recovery speed has been changed. Compared ot the arcade, it starts to recover sooner after blocking an attack, but its pace of recovery is slower. KENSOU
- [Featured in video] EX Ryuusougeki(qcb+AC in air) has faster startup.
- [Featured in video] st.B> st.C has been added in as a chain combo. A followup can be done when it hits.
- [Featured in video] Shinryuu Seikoushou(qcf,hcb+P) has been changed to a 1F throw
- [Featured in video] Ryuusougeki(qcb+P in air)'s recovery frames can be canceled with specials and higher
- [Featured in video] Chokyudan(qcb+P) has faster recovery. Producer Yamamoto says-
Kensou's Shinryuu Seikoushou(qcf,hcb+P) can be useful not just to break through...

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